The CommuniCare Coordinator will work directly with the CommuniCare Program Manager to support The Harold & Arlene CARE Foundation’s CommuniCare Program.
In this year-long, student-directed program, CommuniCare groups act as “mini-foundations.” Students begin the year by selecting a community issue or service area that they feel passionate about and are challenged to raise $1,500 during the fall and winter months. Each dollar they raise is matched 10:1 by The Harold & Arlene Schnitzer CARE Foundation, up to a maximum gift of $15,000. Students spend the rest of the school year completing the grantmaking process – researching Oregon nonprofits whose work aligns with their mission, evaluating grant proposals, meeting with representatives from those organizations, and deciding which to fund.
We are looking for someone who wants to work on a program that touches lives and inspires young people to be active leaders in their communities. Our desired applicant is someone who is passionate about youth education, community service, and who wakes up every day wanting to change the world.
Effectively promote and implement the CommuniCare program to ensure maximum impact of The CARE Foundation’s mission
Support a portfolio of school partnerships through the grantmaking process – visiting each school at least twice per academic year, answering student and teacher questions, providing feedback and suggestions, and special assistance during fundraising activities (by school request)
Ensure set-up of program events and meetings – including Advisor Kickoff, Arts Experiences, Leadership Retreat, and Grant Award Ceremonies in the Portland Metro area, Clatsop County, and Umatilla County
Gather program documentation on site visits (photographs, testimonials, etc.) based on program marketing goals
Administrative support during the nonprofit public web application window – processing grant applications for student review – including communicating with nonprofit applicants and data entry
Maintain program calendar and track progress of each groups’ timeline
Coordinate daily administrative functions, including filing/scanning documents and processing invoices
Additional duties and special projects as assigned, including administrative support for CARE Foundation Executive Director
EXPERIENCE, TRAINING, SKILLS REQUIRED:
A minimum of three years of experience in non-profit program administration. Experience in education or youth programs preferred.
A desire to work directly with teachers and teens. Direct teaching experience a plus.
Excellent verbal and written communications skills. Spanish fluency a plus.
Project management skills – organized, detail oriented and capable of handling multiple tasks
Proficient computer skills including Microsoft Office. Experience with InDesign a plus.
Dependable, reliable, cooperative. Strong interpersonal skills
Flexible work schedule
Strong work ethic and pride in work
Bachelor’s Degree in related field preferred
LICENSE OR CERTIFICATE REQUIRED:
Valid Driver License and registered automobile
Travel to program meeting & events required
LEVEL OF LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY
MINIMUM EDUCATION REQUIRED